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UvA Thesis Prize

Each year, the best and most original Master's thesis written at the UvA is awarded the UvA Thesis Prize. This prize is an extra reward in addition to the university diploma. Will you participate with your thesis this year?

UvA Thesis Prize 2023

The winner will receive 3,000 euros and the other (faculty) winners will each receive 1,000 euros. Master's students who graduated between 1 February 2022 and 1 February 2023 and who received a mark of 9 or higher (note: previously this was an 8.5 or higher) for their Master's thesis can participate in the UvA Thesis Prize 2023.

The submission deadline for the UvA Thesis Prize 2023 closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday 8 February 2023.

The jury will judge the submissions by quality and originality. ‘Judging the submissions each year is a lot of work but certainly no punishment’, says chairman of the 2020 jury Fred Weerman. ‘It is a pleasure to take note of interesting, original, well researched and well worded findings of students about the many different topics. The width of the fields of science of the UvA can also be seen in the theses. That is why it sometimes seems that we are comparing apples to pears, but the jury is very capable and usually in unison.’

Rules and regulations


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Oliviero Nardi (l) and Jelmer Savelkoel

Winners of the UvA Thesis Prize 2022

In 2022, as a very special exception, the jury chose two UvA Thesis Prize winners: Oliviero Nardi (Faculty of Science) and Jelmer Savelkoel (Faculty of Medicine/Amsterdam UMC). Oliviero received the prize for his thesis 'A Graph-Based-Algorithm for the Automated Justification of Collective Decisions'. And, Jelmer won the prize for his thesis 'A call to action: time to recognise melioidosis as a neglected tropical disease'.